Haverford Business Developments
July 2018
Save the Dates!
7/17 Moonlight Dining on the Boulevard
7/18 Dining Club at Herosame
9/11 Moonlight Dining on the Boulevard
9/20 Business Breakfast at the Library
10/2 HPED Annual Meeting

Moonlight Dining on the Boulevard is Back!
Our Moonlight Dining on the Boulevard, held on June 26th was terrific, with good attendance and perfect weather!

We will be hosting two more evening events this summer. Reservations are being taken now for all remaining dates.

Tuesday, July 17th
Tuesday, Sept 11th

See you there!
List of Resources for Businesses
With help from our summer interns, we have compiled a list of helpful local resources for businesses. Click the link below to take a look!
Watch for Upgrades in Oakmont South
At HPED's request, the Township applied for and received a HUD grant to landscape the walkway between Wagner Real Estate and Lizelle's Bridal Salon which leads to the Oakmont South Municipal Parking Lot.

The walkway, modeled after one in Bryn Mawr, will include a brick path lined by gardens and enhanced lighting. The work will begin this summer.

In addition to the walkway, the Township has received state funds to do streetscape improvements in Oakmont South between Brick & Brew and Wagner Real Estate. This project will include historic-style street lights.

The parking lot will be redone to include several more parking spaces and meters will be exchanged for a central metering station.

"As our business community continues to grow, the Township is committed to exploring infrastructure improvements to our business districts," explains 3rd Ward Commissioner Kevin McCloskey. "We are excited about the improvements we will be making in 2018!"
Havertown Welcomes Oakmont Roots Cafe!
This month HPED welcomes Oakmont Roots Café. Owner, Marc Singer, opened up this café to offer the community a welcoming atmosphere featuring La Colombe coffee and a variety of food.

Marc grew up in Ardmore and moved to Havertown after high school, eventually settling into his current home in Ardmore. Growing up, his parents had a love of food - a passion that Marc shares with them. In the 1990s, he attended the Chef Training Program of Philadelphia’s Restaurant School. After graduation, he explored the culinary world by working in restaurants until 2006. Marc has pursued other career paths but finds himself again immersed in his passion for food.
Marc opened his shop in Havertown after watching the success of nearby establishments, like Brick & Brew and Town Tap. This evidence of a thriving and friendly business district pulled him toward the Oakmont location. Oakmont Roots Cafe adds to this already bustling business center by providing both great food and drink, as well as a welcoming, homey atmosphere.

Comfort food and vibes are at the heart of the Cafe’s vision, which inspired the inclusion of the word “Roots” to the name. The Cafe also lives up to its name by providing a variety of local and organic options including vegetarian and vegan selections.
With upcoming additions of outdoor seating and rolled ice cream, Oakmont Roots Cafe is definitely a must-visit on Darby Road! You can visit Oakmont Roots Cafe at 2116 Darby Road or reach out at 484-453-8780.
HPED Summer Intern

Welcome to our second summer intern, Brette Stockmaster, who is a rising junior at Haverford College! Brette is part of the Whitehead Business Internship program at Haverford, and will be working for HPED full-time for eight weeks. She is an International Studies major with a concentration in Italian and Italian Studies and a minor in Economics. She is interested in pursuing a career in finance.

Brette and our other intern Anna will be assisting Jeanne with developing surveys, marketing our programs, working on a Restaurant Guide, and creating business recruitment materials.

Thank You to Haverford Township!
Thank you to Larry Gentile and Haverford Township who hosted our June 19th Meet & Greet event in the new Municipal Building.

Mark your calendars for the Business Breakfast at the Library on Thursday, 9/20.
Food Protection Manager Certification Classes
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has adopted some changes as a result of the FDA’s new Food Code. One change is that there is a requirement that a certified Food Protection Manager must be present during all times of operations. Previously, the requirement was that there need to be one certified Food Protection Manager per operation. The Penn State Extension is offering more SerSafe classes - the first is in mid-July. The two-day program guides students through a whole textbook and proctors a 90-question multiple choice test on the second day. The passage of this exam will award participants with a Food Protection Manager Certification which is recognized by the National Restaurant Association and accredited by the American National Standards Institute. The cost of the program is a total of $185.00 which includes all necessary materials: textbook, exam and study materials.
Thank you to our Partner - Township of Haverford!
Thank you to our Platinum HPED Sponsors ($500)

Thank you to our Gold HPED Supporters ($250)
What is HPED?
HPED has been working on behalf of our business districts since its inception in 2010. From business district beautification projects to business networking events, from public information sessions on new development to presentations to the Board of Commissioners to request project funding, our goals have been the same - to foster the development, breadth and growth of our business districts while maintaining and enhancing the inherent charm of our community.  

For more information about HPED, visit our website at www.hped.org.